COVID-19 is in the news and many people have questions about how it will affect them and their families. By understanding the background and characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and reviewing cleaning processes through the lens of targeted hygiene, Residential Cleaning Professionals can confidently answer questions about what steps they are taking to keep themselves and their clients safe from infection.
Professional cleaners remove the source of the foul odor. They don't just cover it up with perfumed air fresheners.
Practical pointers for your cleaning customers during the long, hot, humid days of summer A neighbor of mine came back from a 10-day vacation to discover she had left a load of laundry in her washer before she’d gone. The clothes were so severely mildewed they were damaged beyond repair. She had to [...]
In a new blog post on Castle Keepers House Cleaning, Janice Stewart asks the question, "What is green cleaning?" Her answer gives consumers insight into what it takes for a company to create an authentic green cleaning process. Stewart examines environmentally preferable products, third-party certifications, green equipment, and more.
Cleaning for a cancer patient is especially important because their immune system is suppressed. We should clean for health first and appearance second. How do you clean for a cancer patient? This question came up recently at Castle Keepers House Cleaning and we were surprised by the lack of detailed advice on the [...]
The low cost and absorption power of sponges may be outweighed by the time and risk of decontaminating them properly between jobs.
Feather dusters may seem traditional and even romantic as a cleaning tool, but they can cost you a lot of money – in the time it takes to use and maintain them properly.Sometimes we spend so much time looking at new (and old) tools to add to our arsenal of cleaning tools that we forget [...]
Exploring “natural” grout cleaning methods In Part 2 of “Don’t Pout about Dirty Grout,” I am exploring the lowest impact chemical options (sometimes called “green” or “natural” cleaning solutions) for cleaning and whitening grout as well as protective options for keeping grout clean longer between cleanings. Review Part 1 here. There are many powerful grout [...]
Clean grout is well worth the effort for the value it adds to your clients’ perception of a clean home.Cleaning dirty or discolored grout is a frustrating job, but doing it right adds immeasurable value to our reputation as cleaners. Grout in showers is exposed to soap scum, hard water deposits (or scale) and mold. [...]
An old home remedy might be just the solution you're looking for. With growing awareness of the dangers of manufactured and even naturally-derived cleaning products growing among consumers, cleaning businesses have had to turn to “old home remedies” in an attempt to balance cleaning and disinfecting with the green and sustainable trends. Unfortunately, [...]